Striped Cotton Backpack in Emerald from Guatemala, "Expedition in Emerald"
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The perfect accessory for your next expedition, this exciting backpack is designed by the artisans at Women United for Artisan Development. Carrying on traditional crafting traditions, the women hand-weave the backpack of cotton, featuring a solid color in emerald with multicolored stripes. It slings over the back on two adjustable straps, opening with a drawstring to a cotton lining with an inner open pocket for storing small items.
- 0.42 kgs
- 0.9 lbs
- Bag: 57 cm H x 32 cm W x 13.5 cm D
- Bag: 22.5" H x 12.5" W x 5.25" D
- Straps: 43 cm min L - x 62 cm max L x 4.5 cm W
- Straps: 17" min L - x 24.5" max L x 1.8" W
- Drop length: 24 cm min L - x 36 cm max L
- Drop length: 9.5" min L - x 14.25" max L
- 100% cotton; cotton lining
- Adjustable strap(s)
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Dry on low heat cycle
- Machine wash separately in cold water
- Features a drawstring closure
- Free Gift Wrap? Yes
- Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
- Made in Guatemala.
- Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
The group is a network of many women artisans throughout several communities. They work together to produce large numbers of beautiful handwoven decor accents and fashion accessories, and all support each other in times of need. Overall, there are about 400 women artisans in their network.
With the traditional backstrap weaving techniques taught by their mothers, who learned it from their own mothers, the women incorporate a wide variety of beautiful designs with traditional patterns and techniques.
Several women in the group or their family members suffer from diabetes and other diseases. Some conditions are so severe that they stay and work from home to rest or to take care of ill family members.
Our motivation is strong — our families and our children. We want to be able to send them through school so they can become who they want to be in life, so they can fulfill their dreams.